Most Recent Data:
94.0 percent (2019)
93.5 percent of females giving birth reported not smoking during pregnancy in 2018
Increase abstinence from cigarette smoking among pregnant women
Smoking during pregnancy is related to birth defects, preterm birth, and sleep-related deaths in infants. Providing screening and counseling during prenatal care visits can help pregnant women stop smoking. Population-based interventions — like cigarette price increases, media campaigns, and comprehensive smoke-free laws — can also help prevent pregnant women from smoking.
Workgroup: Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Workgroup